Bay Area Sports
- Oakland Raider’s quarterback Rich Gannon is named NFL MVP.
- The San Francisco Giants capture their 20th National League Pennant in franchise history after defeating the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs.
- The Oakland A’s win 20 consecutive games between August 13th and September 4th, prompting them to be the subject of the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis.
Bay Area Moments
- Construction on the new Eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge begins
- The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company celebrates its 150th year